ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
WILMS TUMOR WITH EXTENSION TO THE INFERIOR VENA CAVA AND RIGHT ATRIUM
Işık ŞENKAYA, Ali Fuat PAKER, Hasan YAVUZ, Bülent Hakan TEKİN
Uludağ Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, BURSA
It has been indicated in the literature that a tumoral thrombus related to Wilms' tumor can extend to vena cava inferior and in a small rate to right atrium. In such a case, first, a biopsy specimen should be taken and than using computerize tomography or magnetic resonance ımaging a diagnosis and staging should be made. Later preoperative chemotherapy and a surgical resection should be considered. Cardiopulmonary bypass are usually the perefered technics.
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